Dr. Neal Palmer (History) and students from the CBU chapter of the national history honor society, Phi Alpha Theta, volunteered to judge projects at the West Tennessee Regional competition of National History Day. The event was held at AutoZone Park on February 21. Pictured above l-r: Spencer Cook, Dylan Perry, Caroline Mitchell, Chris Peterson, and Latoria Lewis.
• IEEE MONTH OF ZEN: We will fix your computer for FREE! During the month of March, the CBU Student Chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) will provide a computer help-desk/repair program for all CBU faculty, staff, and students. The chapter will provide free diagnostics and repair for malware, viruses, the 'blue screen of death,' and much more. Give your computer a treat this month by emailing the chapter at IEEECBU@live.com. If you like their work, support them by making a donation to help with expenses for the program.
• BIOCAREERS PRESENTATION: The following speakers will discuss their careers and how best to succeed in graduate programs on Monday in Assisi Hall 153, 2:00-4:00 p.m.: Dr. Pat Ryan, Director of the IPBS graduate program at UT; Dr. Cina Ali ('03) and Michael Beebe ('06) CBU graduates who have been through the UTHSC medical student program; and Dr. James "Bo" Adams ('80), critical care physician and CBU trustee. Any interested individuals are welcome to attend.
• FREE CALLIGRAPHY CLASSES: New classes start every Monday at 7:00 p.m. in Kenrick Hall 214 with instruction by Brother Francisco Martin. Start at your own pace and watch your progress every week!
LASALLIAN BROWN BAG LUNCH: Dr. Sandra Thompson-Jaeger (Biology) and Dr. Emily Holmes (Religion & Philosophy) will facilitate an open discussion entitled "Service Learning: Have you tried it? Do you want to know more about it?" on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. in the Cooper-Wilson Conference Room (CW 303). Cookies, “cuties,” sodas, and water will be provided! This informal conversational platform is the product of the 2009 International Association of Lasallian Universities (IALU) Leadership Program.
• GRADUATE ENGINEERING OPEN HOUSE: The Graduate Engineering Program will host an open house for all engineers and technical professionals on Thursday, 5:00-7:00 p.m., in the Nolan Engineering Center, Office 250. During the open house, prospective students will have an opportunity to talk with current students, alumni, and faculty. In addition, prospective students will have an opportunity to visit a Graduate Engineering class in session. Refreshments will be served. For more information and to RSVP, call (901) 321-3282 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Jenny Terbrock (Accounting ’10) has been named Delta Sigma Pi’s 2010 National Collegian of the Year. This award recognizes the top collegiate member of the business fraternity in the nation. She is pictured at left receiving the award from Mark Chiacchiari, Grand President of Delta Sigma Pi. In addition to a scholarship for graduate school, Jenny will serve on Delta Sigma Pi's National Board of Directors for the next two years. Her selection marks the second consecutive year that a member of the CBU chapter had received this national honor. Burton Bridges (Finance '09) received the award last year.
• Mario Brown (Student Activities) was honored by the University of Memphis chapter of the NAACP as the Outstanding Young Alumnus at the annual Freedom Ball on February 19. The award is given to an alum who has made significant contributions to the campus since their graduation. Dr. Shirley Raines, University of Memphis president, attended the event and noted Mario's excellent work as a student and today as an alumnus. The NAACP Freedom Ball is an annual event held in conjunction by the Student Events Allocation Committee, the Office of Minority Affairs, and the NAACP every year during the annual Black History Month Celebration.
• Sarah Catherine Ryan (Biochemistry '12), a forward for the Lady Buc soccer team, has been selected among 150 players from the NCAA division II top-ranked soccer players to represent the USA on an American International Sports Tours Soccer team to play against international competition in Costa Rica, Argentina, the Dominican Republic, or Italy.
• Jana Broussard Travis (Visual Art) will have work on exhibition at the Germantown Performing Arts Center (GPAC) beginning on March 4; there will be no opening reception. The exhibition, titled "Shadows and Fragments," can be seen in GPAC"s lobby gallery throughout the month of March. Ms. Travis and Nick Pena (Art/Adjunct) have also been selected as two of the artists commissioned to create new work for the permanent art collection to hang in the new wing of Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. The work will be included in a film series that documents the creative process of the artists. A group of selected CBU art students will be part of the "workshop" that will be assisting Travis as she works on her piece.
• Ashley Prevost (Chemical Engineering '07) has been accepted to the Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Parker, CO. Ashley has been serving as a Lasallian Volunteer since her graduation from CBU.
• The Student-Professional Awareness Conference (S-PAC) was again a success! There were 101 attendees at the dinner held at Memphis Botanic Gardens on February 12. A good share of the credit goes to the planning committee of Russel Saliendra, Dean Sewell, Binh Nguyen, Martin Tribo, Linda Truong, Mike Yarbrough, Zach Winters, Shilpa Appurubugatha, Morgan Harrell, Pili Segui, Berta Izquierdo, Patrick Louie, Adam Blair, and Khai Nguyen. Susan Ronning, S-PAC 2010 Committee Advisor, Dr. John Ventura, Student Activities Chair, Dr. Yuri Quintana, Computer Society Chair, Daniel Kohn, IEEE Memphis secretary, and Renee Stoll, IEEE Memphis treasurer, also thank the CBU School of Engineering, Cargill, St. Jude Research Hospital–Cure 4 Kits, IEEE USA, Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers, Allan & Hoshall, and Tech Friends, Inc. for sponsoring the event.
• Cynda "Cyndy" Benton has joined the Office of Administration & Finance as Administrative Assistant to the Vice President.
• Michele H. Jenner has joined the Office of Advancement as Assistant Director of Advancement Services. Michele comes to CBU most recently from Homer Skelton Chrysler after 20+ years experience in the auto industry accounting field.
Aimee Lewis ('92) has been promoted to the new position of Director of University Development in the Office of Advancement. Aimee has served as Director of the Fund for CBU since 2007 and previous to that as Alumni Director since 2005.
Any interested freshman, sophomore, or junior who has leadership abilities, is service-oriented, highly motivated, school-spirited, and has a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 is encouraged to apply for a Peer Counselor position for the 2010-2011 academic year. Applications will be available in the Counseling Center Monday, March 15 and must be returned to the Counseling Center by March 25. If you would like more information about the Peer Counselor Program, you are invited to attend a half-hour Peer Counselor Informational Meeting on Tuesday, March 16, at 12:30 p.m. in the Thomas Center Conference Room.
ATTENTION STUDENTS: Student Financial Assistance has received FAFSAs from most of you for the 2010-2011 award year. The FAFSAS are being loaded into the system as they come in. Please remember that awards cannot be processed until grades are posted at the end of spring semester. Award letters should be sent out about two weeks afterward. Have a great rest of the semester — and if you haven't yet filled out your FAFSA, please do so as soon as possible at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.
• The members of Zeta Tau Alpha would like to thank everyone who participated in the Pink Out Basketball Games and supported the girls of ZTA and AKA and breast cancer awareness.on February 18. The event was very successful!
• The ladies of Alpha Xi Delta are excited to welcome Jessica Boyuka and Carol Recinos, the two newest members of their sisterhood.
• The SGA Executive Council meets every Friday at 12:30 in the Senate Chambers.
• The SGA Senate meets every other Thursday at 9:30 p.m. (March 4, March 25, April 8, April 22, May 6, May 20)
• The Senate Committees meet every other week as follows: Education Committee, Mondays at 3:30 p.m. (March 15, March 29, April 12, April 26, May 10); Internal Affairs Committee, Mondays at 7:00 p.m. (March 15, March 29, April 12, April 26, May 10); Student Life Committee, Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. (March 17, March 31, April 14, April 28, May 12); Campus Improvement Committee, Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. (March 17, March 31, April 14, April 28, May 12).